Prayer

Has modern life made it more difficult to pray with concentration and devotion? Maybe; but great ancient rabbis wrestled with the same problem. 

Barry Gelman
July 22 2014 12:01AM

In classical Judaism, does prayer have a mystical influence on events in the world, or is it solely about Jews’ relationship with God—or are both views valid?  

Natan Slifkin
June 26 2014 12:01AM

I am dying. Why, then, at Sabbath prayer, do I feel compelled to thank the Creator of the Universe for my cancer?  

D.G. Myers
June 20 2014 12:01AM

Why does an ancient Hebrew prayer expressing gratitude to God refer to Him with the feminine personal pronoun for “you”? 

June 3 2014 12:01AM

The Jewish tradition of private engagement with God has long been neglected in favor of formalized, communal prayer. It is high time to revive it.

Jeremy Rosen
Jan. 23 2014 12:00AM

Town of Greece v. Galloway, a case currently before the U.S. Supreme Court, highlights the extent to which the law defines religious terminology and shapes. . .

Winnifred Fallers Sullivan
Nov. 7 2013 12:00AM

In the wake of national or personal tragedy, is there a way for Jews to protest divine injustice by “tacking” in prayer?

David R. Blumenthal
Oct. 29 2013 12:00AM